Unloading By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

UnloadingDianna Hatfield posted this shot of a combine unloading.

Red Harvest By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Red HarvestRachel Fishback posted this photo showing off the farm’s red equipment.

Dusk By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

DuskGeorge from Indiana took this shot at dusk.

Rolling through Soybeans By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Rolling through SoybeansJim Doolittle shared this shot of his landlord harvesting soybeans behind his house in Iowa.

Grain Cart in Action By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Grain Cart in ActionBJ Tiemessen captured this photo of a tractor and grain cart driving through a corn field.

Patriotic By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

PatrioticShane proudly waves the flag from both his combine and tractor.

GSI Grain Bins By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

GSI 40-Series Grain BinsThanks to the new Z-Tek Roof System, the 40-Series bins’ roof can accommodate large grain-handling equipment while reducing the nee

GSI VIsion N2 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

GSI Vision N2 Grain Systems Inc. (GSI) introduced a new dryer control system: Vision N2. The system has a larger 12.1-inch touch screen with 3-D animation to monitor moving parts, an improved

New Holland BigBaler By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

New Holland BigBaler With up to a 20% increase in capacity and up to 5% denser bales, the BigBaler can help improve productivity and profitability. The BigBaler

New Holland T4 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

New Holland T4 Tractors These new utility tractors offer between 84 to 106 horsepower and are powered by a 4-cylinder engine with Common Rail technology and a C

New Holland T5 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

New Holland T5 Three new models offer farmers 98 to 115-engine horsepower. The T5 features the new VisionView cab with the most frequently used controls placed

2014 Steiger Lineup By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

2014 Steiger LineupThe 2014 lineup includes seven new models with significantly increased horsepower and upgraded cab features to help you make the most of long workdays. The star of the lineup is the Steiger…

More Powerful Magnums By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

More Powerful MagnumsCase IH has announced its most powerful Magnum tractors yet, offering you high horsepower, fuel efficiency, and a new high-horsepower CVT option – while meeting Tier 4 Final standards…

Early Riser Planters By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Early Riser PlantersThe new Early Riser 5 Series planters are designed to improve seed handling capabilities while delivering more agronomic benefit. The all-new AccuStat advanced seed sensing system allows…

4400 and 4200 Corn Heads By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

4400 and 4200 Corn HeadsThe new corn heads were designed to pick cleaner, harvest at faster speeds, save more grain, and be easier to service. The heads include several features that allow you to pick corn at…

3152 and 3162 Draper Heads By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

3152 and 3162 Draper HeadsThese new headers feature a center-mounted knife drive, called CentraCut, which improves header balance as the head is driven from the center. This increases performance and minimizes…

Patriot 3240 and 3340 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Patriot 3240 and 3340The new Patriot 3240 and 3340 sprayers boast 6.7-liter Case IH FPT Tier 4 Final engines with 250 hp. and 285 hp., respectively. The new AIM Command PRO spray system allows you to…

Natural Flow Design By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Natural Flow DesignThe heart of the Gleaner combines is the Natural Flow design. The crop doesn’t change direction as it moves to feed the rotor and begin threshing. This design progressively accelerates the…

AGCO Power By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

AGCO PowerThe S88 and S78 models are powered by new AGCO Power 9.8-liter seven-cylinder engines. These Tier 4 Final engines combine selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and external-cooled exhaust gas…

All New Gearbox By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

All New GearboxThe S8 models feature new heavy-duty Dura-Guard two-speed-rotor gearboxes with larger sheaves and belts. Designed specifically for the series and built stout for the higher demands of the Class…

XR Transmission By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

XR TransmissionAlso new on the S8 Series is the optional XR transmission with two-speed hydro for greater climbing ability on hills and convenient on-the-go-shifting. The two-speed shift can be done from a…

SmartCooling System By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

SmartCooling SystemThe standard SmartCooling System feature automatically controls cooling fan blade pitch to maintain operating temperatures, depending on load and ambient temperatures. This technology…

Redesigned R4 Sprayers By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Redesigned R4 SprayersThe R4030 and R4038 are redesigned from the ground up to offer greater productivity and more precise product application. The R4030 is an 800-gallon machine with a 280 hp. 6.8-liter…

Liquid Side Dressing Solution By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Liquid Side Dressing SolutionJohn Deere is adding the new 2510L liquid fertilizer applicator to its nutrient application product line. The 2510L is offered in two models, vertical or side-fold, and three base…

S Series Enhancements By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

S Series EnhancementsFor the first time in 2014, the S Series combines will be available with 36-inch tracks to reduce ground pressure and allow you to harvest in a variety of conditions. The combines will…

Polaris Ranger XP 900 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Polaris Ranger XP 900Powered by an 875-cc engine with an automatic transmission, the Ranger can haul a whopping 1,500 pounds and tow 2,000 pounds. The dual a-arm suspension system gives the Ranger 10 inches of…

Kubota By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

KubotaKubota is sending a brand new machine out to the evaluation. Unfortunately it is so new that we can’t tell you anything about it yet. Check back after the evaluation for more info.

John Deere Gator XUV 825i By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

John Deere Gator XUV 825iThe XUV 825i runs on an 812-cc engine with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Towing capacity is rated at 1,500 pounds while the hauling limit is 1,000 pounds. Fully…

John Deere Gator RSX 850i By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

John Deere Gator RSX 850iThe Gator RSX 850i is John Deere’s recreational utility vehicle. An 830-cc engine with a CVT runs this Gator. Fully independent dual a-arm suspension gives the Gator 9 inches of…

Bobcat 3400 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Bobcat 3400 This hard-working utility vehicle uses a two-range transmission with a 902-cc. diesel engine. This is one of the larger, diesel machines we’ll be testing. The 3400 uses a two-range transmission…

Arctic Cat Prowler 700 HDX By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Arctic Cat Prowler 700 HDX The Prowler is a slightly smaller machine with a 695-cc. engine with an automatic CVT. The cargo box can haul up to 1,000 pounds and the hitch can tow up to 1,500 pounds. Front and…

Bobcat 3650 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Bobcat 3650 This machine isn’t officially a part of the evaluation, but we are going to have it out at the ranch to give riders the chance to try it out. The Bobcat 3650 features a hydrostatic drive and…

Glorious Gardens By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Glorious GardensDennis’s mother was a part-time teacher, homemaker, and belonged to local and state gardening clubs. Many of the beautiful gardens she established remain on the farm. Nine acres of the farm…

Farming Operation By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Farming OperationOver the years the Lichtenberg’s have raised a variety of crops, including field corn and soybeans. The original hog house and barn are used to store farm machinery and antiques. The wood…

Country Charm By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Country CharmIn 2012, Dennis hosted his classmates at his 50th class reunion. “There have been many happy occasions at the farm, but the best of all is the wonderful memories," he says. "The farm is a unique…

The Dahl's By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Dahl’sOur next winners, Wayne and Laura Dahl, were newlyweds when they bought their farm in 1977. In 1978, the couple started a family and eventually had five children: Tanya, Tera, Terese, Jarrett, and…

Expansion By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

ExpansionThe Dahl’s have expanded the farm by retrofitting old buildings and building new. In 1979, the couple built a 10,000-bushel steel corn storage bin and retrofitted a 1950’s 4,400-bushel bin into a…

Heritage Wall By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Heritage WallOne of the Dahl’s favorite places to show visitors is the north side of the threshing shed (shown at the left), which they call the “heritage wall.” This wall is adorned with historical…

Country Pride By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Country PrideIn her entry, Laura Dahl wrote, “We are very appreciate of our farm and our way of life. We have tried to utilize every inch of it!” The pride the Dahl’s have in their farm shows from the…

The Heying Farm By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Heying FarmThe last lucky winners to receive an Exmark mower are Dave and Nikki Heying from Granville, Iowa. Dave was the youngest of eight children who were raised on the farm. In 1994, following the…

Helping Hands By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Helping HandsThe landscaping surrounding the Heying’s house includes globe blue spruce, daylilies, hostas, perennial flowers, and vines. The Heying’s four kids, Brady, Meghan, Kennedy, and Lauren, lend a…

Adding Beauty By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Adding BeautyThe path on the left leads you to the Heying’s heated shop. After building their new house, the Heying’s transplanted additional blue spruce evergreens around the house.

Family Tradition By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Family TraditionIn addition to farming 400 acres of corn and soybeans, the Heying’s are the third generation of the family to work with Pioneer Seed. Dave wrote, “It gives me great pride to live on the…

More to Come By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

More to Come!Look for more photos and stories of the winners on and in the pages of Successful Farming magazine. We’d also like to say a special thank you to everyone who entered the contest…

Load Up the Trailer By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Load Up the TrailerThe standard two-inch receiver on the Viking can pull up to 1,500 pounds.

Cargo Capacity By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Cargo CapacityYou can pack up to 600 pounds in the back of the Viking. The steel box is large enough to fit a fully loaded pallet.

UTV Evaluation By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

UTV EvaluationThe Viking is one of eight machines we’ll be evaluating next week in Sheridan, Wyoming. If there’s something specific you’d like evaluated, join in the

Jessie Scott By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Jessie Scott, Successful FarmingJessie grew up riding ATVs on her parent’s farm in Eastern Iowa. However, she hasn’t had as much experience riding utility vehicles so she will particularly pay attention to…

John Lumkes By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

John Lumkes, Purdue UniversityJohn was raised on a small farm in Wisconsin. His father was a heavy equipment mechanic, so John grew up fixing vehicles. Now John is a professor in the Ag and Biological…

Joe Greving By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Joe Greving, Cedar Rapids TireJoe grew up on a farm in West Central Iowa and has driven 3-wheelers, 4-wheelers, and side-by-side vehicles for more than 20 years. One important feature to Joe is how the machine…

Mell Meredith By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Mell Meredith, Little Goose RanchMell has used ATVs and UTVs for more than 30 years, specifically for recreational and lawn care use. Given her experience, Mell will focus on how comfortable the ride is and…

Michael Frazier By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Michael Frazier, Little Goose RanchFor 30 years, Michael has used utility machines for ranch and recreational use. He will focus on the ease of use and driving. In particular, Michael is interested in how easy…

Mick Frazier By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Mick Frazier, Little Goose Ranch Mick has been riding UTVs for eight years. At first it was just for ranch work, but now has shifted toward some recreational use. He will look at how the vehicles perform with…

Ed Meredith By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Ed Meredith, Little Goose RanchLike Mick, Ed has worked with utility vehicles for eight years. He uses them primarily for ranch work, but also in his work as a hunting guide. He will place a particular…

Chad Bradshaw By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Chad Bradshaw, Little Goose RanchChad has used ATVs and UTVs since the mid 1980’s. He uses the machines everyday working on the ranch, in particular for hauling feed and supplement. Given his experience…

Justin McKenzie By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Justin McKenzie, Little Goose RanchJustin also works on the ranch and uses utility vehicles to haul feed and for working cattle. He is especially interested in the load capacity of the different vehicles, and…

Broady Murphy By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Broady Murphy, Little Goose RanchBroady has used UTVs and ATVs for three years, at first for pleasure and now for ranch work. He is interested in how the machines handle rough terrain and ease of use.

Nikki By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Nikki Eichenberger from Steinauer, Nebraska, captured some gorgeous sunset colors in this photo.

Nick By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Nick wittily titled this photo “sunset after working on a sprinkler.”

Nick2 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

This is another beauty shot from Nick taken during wheat harvest.

CJ By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

This is CJ’s farm on a beautiful night in Denver, Colorado.

Kaitlynn By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

You can see the outline of Kaitlynn Bewley’s Leola, Pennsylvania, farm in this shot.

Dammann Farms By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Dammann Farms shared this photo of their Border Collie, Blaze, watching the sunset.

Cultivation By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Depth Control for CultivatorsIn Lemken’s new control system the load acting on the support wheels is constantly measured and hydraulically controls the roller position. If the support load drops, the roller…

Foldable Maize Picker By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Foldable Maize PickerOn this Cressoni foldable maize picker, the side sections are connected to the center section by a vertical rotating shaft. For transportation, they are lifted, then turned 90 degrees, and…

Implement Controls Tractor By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Implement Controls TractorImplement Controls Tractor (ICT) is Claas’s new software that uses the application parameters of the implement to control the tractor that is pulling it. The system is first

Axion 800 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Axion 800Claas is also introducing the Axion 800 CMATIC tractor with the new infinitely variable Terramatic transmission. The transmission has four mechanical gears that are changed automatically via multi-pl

PTO Speed Change By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Automatic PTO Speed ChangeDeutz Fahr created a PTO gear unit that can be switched under load capacity. Depending on the engine load, switching takes place automatically between nominal PTO shaft speed and eco…

Munchner Halle By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Munchner HalleIf you’re pursuing beer and bratwurst, you’ll find pure happiness inside Munchner Halle. This beer hall is a popular spot to enjoy some German food and bier.

Circus or Farm Show? By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Circus or Farm Show?Yes, that’s a mime at the farm show. You’ll find several scattered throughout Claas’s booth that will demonstrate a few basic machinery and engineering concepts.

Luxury Tractors By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Luxury TractorsThe name Lamborghini most likely inspires the vision of a luxury sports car. But in Europe, you can also find Lamborghini tractors. We bet they won’t move you quite as fast as the car…

Robotics By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Robotics from Under the SeaMeet the robotic Octopus on display in the technology hall. He (or is it a she?) is described as the “useful and friendly data octopus.”

Scooter By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Golf Cart or Scooter?At the Farm Progress Show you may feel like a VIP show-goer in your golf cart. But to see the show in style at Agritechnica, you need a scooter like this lad. On a side note, based on this…

Glass on Glass By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Glass on GlassNot only is the show massive but the landscape is dominated with glass buildings and interesting architecture. This crooked cube is one unique piece on the grounds.

Life-Size Village By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Life-Size VillageCompanies at Agritechnica compete with eye-catching and larger-than-life booths. This life-size village is one example of the creative displays.

Farm Kids By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Farm KidsWe may be a long way from home, but some things are remarkably similar. Even in Germany, a farm show isn’t complete without an adorable farm boy decked out in bib overalls climbing on a tractor.

turn By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

To really put the machines through their paces, part of the trail included tight turns and narrow paths.

muddy trail By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Rain during the evaluation gave our evaluators the opportunity to test the machines in muddy, slippery conditions.

water By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Little Goose Ranch was named after Little Goose Creek, which runs through the ranch. This spot through the creek wasn’t technically a part of the test trail, but we took machines through it anyway to see how…

rocky road By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

This steep, rocky road challenged the machines and showed how well the machine and its tires handled uneven terrain.

cattle By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Little Goose Ranch is a working ranch. This shot shows Tom Meredith, co-owner of the ranch, out checking cattle.

irrigation By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Tom also took the machines out in the fields to look at the ranch’s irrigation systems.

gravel By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

We filled the Prowler with 500 pounds of gravel and took it out on the trails to see how the machine handled with a load.

seats By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Prowler comfortably seats three people with high-back seats.

dash By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

From the dash on the Prowler, you can easily see how fast you are going and how full the gas tank is.

front By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Arctic Cat Prowler uses a double a-arm front and rear suspension. The front suspension is shown at the left.

rear By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Here's a shot of the rear suspension.

speedometer By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

A shot of the Bobcat’s speedometer.

bed By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Bobcat 3400 hauls a whopping 1,100 pounds and can tow up to 1,500 pounds. Our evaluators commented frequently on the workhorse spirit of this UTV. “This could be a best buy, considering it is a diesel…

suspension By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Bobcat uses a Macpherson strut in the front suspension system and adjustable dual a-arms in the rear.

storage By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The glove compartment is one available storage area on the Bobcat 3400. Learn more about the Ultimate UTV Evaluation.

suspension By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

“The John Deere RSX features several high-performance suspension options, including cast aluminum for the upper arms, which reduces unsprung mass and allows the tire contact to be maintained better during…

dash By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The RSX dash displays key machine functions, such as speed, RPMs, and a fuel gauge.

4wd By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Using the front differential rocker switch, you can choose between two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive unlocked, and four-wheel drive locked.Learn more about the

seats By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Choose from high-back, bucket, or bench seats. You can also upgrade to the performance, high-back seats.

dash By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The XUV’s dash is centered on the machine, rather than above the steering wheel. It displays speed, RPM, a fuel gauge, and below there is a toggle switch to select between two-wheel drive, four-wheel drive…

4wd By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

With the launch of the Pioneer, Honda introduces one of the few UTVs available with an automatic transmission. “I love the electronically controlled automatic transmission and torque convertor; it accurately…

suspension By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Pioneer uses an independent double-wishbone suspension in the front and rear, giving about 8 inches of travel in the front and 9 in the back.Learn more about the machines tested at the

dash By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Here you can see the selection for L/H/N/R as well as the dash that displays speed and the fuel gauge.

storage By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The seats on the Kubota RTV X900 come off for additional storage capacity.Read more about the Ultimate UTV Evaluation.

suspension By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Ranger XP 900 features dual a-arm independent front and rear suspension, with 10 inches in front and 10 in the rear. “I like that there are grease zerk fittings on all suspension joints,” says Lumkes…

dash By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The dash shows the miles per hour as well as the fuel gauge. Read more about the Ultimate UTV Evaluation.

grip By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

To make the ride more enjoyable for all three passengers, the Viking has a handlebar in the cab for passengers to hang on to.

suspension By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Viking features independent double wishbone suspension, with 8 inches of travel in the front and rear.

dash By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The dash on the Viking displays miles per hour, fuel gauge, and the selected gear.Learn more about the machines tested at the Ultima

ben By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Look at that cute little guy! Ben Jones posted this photo from 2013 calving.

michael By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Michael labeled this shot of cattle grazing on his Almena, Kansas, farm “happy cattle.”

kari2 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Here’s another great shot captured by Kari Hollman. This one shows a beautiful, black three-day old bull calf.

dianne2 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Four-of-a-kind and so stinky cute! Dianne from Caledonia, Minnesota, labeled these calves as “more anniversary gifts!” See more photos of cute cows, adorable farm kids, and farming experiences on

kaitlynn By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Don’t mention he-who-must-not-be-named around this young calf. The calf’s owner, Kaitlynn Bewley, named him Harry Potter for the lighting-bolt shaped mark on his head.

steelers By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

This calf was born a Steelers fan. Farmers for the Future member MDL posted this with the caption “this Jersey calf was born on a Steelers football game day and we called it ‘da bus’ and

dianne By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Someone is hungry! Dianne Marie Klinski shared this photo of Lucky the calf sucking down supper.

kari By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

“Good morning, heifers…” is the caption on this shot of a Minnesota snowfall from Kari Hollman.

meters By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

High-Performance MetersTo maximize the potential of the brush belt system, John Deere developed a new seed disk. “Our solution is a bowl-shape meter. It’s not a disk anymore,” says Kelby Krueger. “The…

row unit By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

ExactEmerge Row UnitThis illustration of the ExactEmerge row unit shows the placement of the brush belt delivery system and the high-performance meters. You can see that the seed is being released much closer…

powergen By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Power Generation SystemThe all-electric drive planter is powered by the PowerGen system with 56 volts.

seedstar By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

SeedStar 3 HP Monitoring SystemDue to the higher level of seed control, John Deere’s monitoring system has never been so accurate. The user-friendly monitor system features live data you can access without…

precision planting By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Precision Planting Multi-Hybrid Precision Planting is also debuting its multi-hybrid planter at the National Farm Machinery Show. With the retrofitable multi-hybrid system, meters are positioned to fit within…

sunflower By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Sunflower 6631 A true vertical tillage tool, the 6631 is available in seven new sizes with true cutting widths from 20 to 35 feet wide. The new models are built with a more durable frame that is longer and…

case ih By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Case IH 4412F Case IH recently launched its 4200 and 4400 series of corn heads, but the showstopper at National Farm Machinery Show is the 4412F. This 12-row folding corn head helps farmers move more quickly…

puma By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Case IH Puma Tractors Case was also debuting six new Puma tractors. These tractors feature SCR-only Tier 4 Final engines, higher horsepower, and improved cab features more typical in the Steiger and Magnum…

new holland By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

New Holland 980CF New Holland was also showing off its 12-row folding corn head. The company has offered folding corn heads in the European market, but this is the first time they’ve made the move with this…

michelin By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Michelin AgriBib 480 95 R50 An extension of Michelin’s popular AgriBib tire lineup, the new model features improved ride quality, longer-lasting tread, better traction, and impressive clean-out. The AgriBib…

earthmaster 3000 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Earthmaster 3000 This improved vertical tillage tool from Alamo Group offers new common-wing design and walking tandem axles to achieve level lifting and more robust scraper and longer scraper tubes to cover…

penny By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Penny Rosa and her family purchased this farm in 2010. They decided to repair the old barn and discovered it was at least 100 years old and was used as the last stage coach switching station in the county…

oak alley By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Oak Alley Farm in Garland, Pennsylvania, is nestled into the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains. The beautiful farm features two of the original barns, including the one at left. The farm is owned and…

farm By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

This exquisite white barn is also part of Oak Alley Farm.

behselich By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

This beautiful red barn is part of the Behselich farm. The five generation family farm currently has three generations living on it. The farm has a hog finishing operation and about 150 laying hens.

hartmann By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

“When I was a little girl I used to ride my bicycle from our farm to the neighbor’s farm to admire their farm,” says Patricia Hartmann. “As fate would have it, the farmer’s son would become my…

lange By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

In 1915, Lange Farms was established as a livestock and vegetable produce farm in Wind Lake, Wisconsin. Today, Jim, the grandson of the original farmer, runs a 1,900-acre cash crop operation, producing corn…

schwinn By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Nestled in the quiet and historic Salt Creek Valley of Leavenworth County Kansas, the Schwinn Produce barn is 4,500-square feet and is built in traditional white oak with timber frame construction, which mean…

smith By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Gaylon and Carolyn Smith have a cattle farm in Ripley, Tennessee. The couple has four children and all live on the farm. Tracy Sellers submitted the entry for the farm and said, “My dad works from sun up…

eric By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Eric and Eileen Madison farm in Paradise Valley, Idaho. The farming operation has diversified over the years from pasture grasses, cattle, timber, and grains to the current production of ornamental trees for…

dpf By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Jesse and Amy have lived on Drove Pasture Farm in Coolspring, Pennsylvania, for 20 years raising their two sons, Rich and Joe. They farm corn, soybeans, wheat, and manage a cow-calf operation. 

hansen By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Patty Hansen and her family farm in Orangeville, Illinois. “A favorite attraction on the farm is our huge, friendly cow named Blosom,” says Patty. “Blosom is a story in her own right, recently featured…

mcmath By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Gerald and Darlene McMath turned this old grain drill into a flower planter. During Christmas it gets a festive spin and they decorate it with white lights. The McMath’s farm corn, hay, and wheat in Shade…

hartmann By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

After their marriage in 1962, Ronald and Patricia Hartmann began working on one landscape project a year, as time and money allowed. “For us, our home is the beautiful farm and farmstead where we’ve spent…

ruebush By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Dean and Debbie Ruebush live on a centennial farm in Macomb, Illinois. They decorated the southwest side of the farm with an old wagon planted with red flowers. “Our job is never done and we take pride in…

mashek By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Dennis and Barb Mashek have a beautiful new patio behind their home. “You can sit and view the beauty of the farm, smell the fresh, clean air, and see the flowers around the patio,” says Barb about the new…

minor By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

John and Carol Minor farm corn, soybeans, and manage a cow-calf operation in Fillmore, Missouri. They are another one of the farmers who submitted an entry with an old piece of equipment used as a planter.Do…

watercutter By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Jerry and Pat Watercutter from Maria Stein, Ohio, were the fourth generation to purchase their farm and their son became the fifth generation last year. The patio (on the left) was designed and built by Jerry…

koenig By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Not many farms have a pretty in pink theme, but the Koenig’s have a unique pink accent color decorating the side of the shed shown at the left. “Every spring many days are spent planting fresh flowers and…

schumacher By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Rollie Schumacher and his wife farm in Lake City, Minnesota. Rollie was a combat soldier in Vietnam and was disabled during his service. But that didn’t stop him from becoming a farmer. “I feel fortunate…

ashby By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Gerald and Alberta Ashby started a dairy operation in 1979. In 1994, they transferred from the dairy to row crops. They also began transforming the farm. “A gazebo, coy fish pond, quilt barn, numerous…

haarstad By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Odean and Allienne Haarstad own this beautiful farm in Dexter, Minnesota. Odean is the third generation on the farm. Show off your beautiful farm for an opportunity to win the 2014

young By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Tom and Donna Young farm in Burlingame, Kansas. They named the farm after their horse called “Many Victories”, which is a granddaughter of Secretariat. You may recognize the metal sign; the farm was used…

hansen By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

In 2010, Patty Hansen took over her father’s farm in Orangeville, Illinois, after he passed away. This truck, named Old Ed, greets visitors to Memory Lane farm.

mcmath By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Gerald and Darlene McMath farm in Shade Gap, Pennsylvania. The couple used to have dairy cows but now grow soybeans, corn, and wheat. “We don’t have cows anymore, but we love the stone,” says Darlene…

koenig By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Gale and Kathy Koenig farm in Castalia, Iowa. Located throughout their flowerbeds are unique signs that proudly display the Koenig name.

lange By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

In 1915, Lange Farms was established as a livestock and vegetable produce farm in Wind Lake, Wisconsin. Jim, the grandson of the original farmer, proudly farms 1,900-acres of cash crops.

smith By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Gaylon and Carolyn Smith live in Ripley, Tennessee, where they operate a cattle farm with their four children. The Smith’s are master beef producers and are beef quality assurance certified.

behselich By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

In 2013, the Behselich’s celebrated 100 years with a family reunion on the farm. This five generation family farm currently has three generations living on it.

lingle By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Arlene Lingle farms in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. She bought the farm with her husband in 1953. Her three sons and grandson now farm. Enter the 2014 Farm Beau

pest bait By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Cover up pest bait I always use an old plain disk harrow blade as a safe shield to put over rodent bait. The slight cone shape and the square driver axle opening on the disks seem very attractive to rodents…

tractor By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Tractor topFor $90, I bought a top for my tractor at the local golf cart dealer. I made two angle bars and shelf brackets, then attached them to the roll bar. To bolt the top to the angle bars, I held the…

lineup By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Get the lineup started  When mounting wheels, I always found it difficult to line up the stud bolts, which is necessary to start mounting a wheel on a hub. So to make it easier, I now use this process:…

monitor By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

What's in the cart   I’ve mounted a camera in the back corner of my grain cart. Because it’s mounted on an old electric motor once used to adjust the concave on a combine, it will swivel. So I…

shelter By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Let’s make it a shelterMy old grain bin (circa 1950s) is out of retirement and back in use as a much-needed storage shed. The walk-through door was widened to make it easier to move things in and out, and…

seats By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

With most UTVs, you need a longer, crew cab to fit four seats. When Honda designed the Pioneer, they wanted to give the option of four seats without making the machine any longer. They achieved this with two…

steering By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Another design goal for the Pioneer was to build a durable, reliable machine with a $10,000 price point. To help achieve this, Honda made the decision to forgo power steering. However, they still wanted a UTV…

nets By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

If you’re in the market for a UTV, you’ve probably noticed that most machines have doors, nets, and in some case, as in the Pioneer, they have both. Nets and doors may seem like a bit more of a hassle than…

end By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

At this time, Honda is offering two versions of the Pioneer: the 700 and 700-4. The Pioneer 700, which is the two-person machine, is available for $9,999. The Pioneer 700-4 seats four people and starts at…

insects By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Stinging insects won’t nest too close to home To keep wasps and bees from building nests in the outdoor electrical boxes on my farmstead, I use livestock fly ear tags. I place one in each electrical box…

workbench By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Workbench is portable but solid  The rolling workbench I made was a great addition to my shop. The two cabinet spaces below hold all my tool sets that are kept in cases. Six easy-sliding, 32-inch-deep…

load tester By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Load tester does inexpensive diagnostics  Recently, I had a hard time trying to tell whether or not my engine frost plug heater was working. The local repair shop said it wouldn’t be able to help me for…

monitor By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Locate all the monitor plugs in one place     After ripping the electrical apart and searching for the right plug for planter and sprayer monitors, I consolidated the plugs by mounting them…

cutter By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

When you don’t have a plasma cutterWhen I need to drill larger hole in carbon steel and I want a better hole than a cutting torch will produce, I use a hole saw. I drill into the steel until the hole saw…

brian By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

“One of the nicer sides to farming: Must be spring.” That was the caption Brian Dudhill from the United Kingdom used to describe this shot of a mama cow and calf.

tony By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Spring is a time to share the farm with the younger generations. Here is a photo of Tony Wall with his granddaughter in Jemison, Alabama.

brenton By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The shot of this Kinze planter was taken by Brenton Benway in Strawn, Illinois.

dwight By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Dwight from Alma, Wisconsin, showed off his spring newcomers, including this adorable calf named Giggles.

jeremiah By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

We hope you don’t see anything remotely like this photo this spring! Jeremiah Jones from Beulaville, North Carolina, shared this with the caption “wet spring.”Check out

pail By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Everyday item keeps plastic pails from sticking together I use plastic pails for carrying feed. It’s frustrating when I stack the empties, because they then tend to stick together. I solved the problem by…

boot By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Built-in boot dryer  My home has floor vents with removeable covers. So I took one out and purchased a plastic vent cover to replace it. Then I cut out two holes for 1.5-inch PVC pipes. I also put a few…

atv By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

New starter switch?The starter switch on my ATV went bad. I learned that a new one would cost $75. With nothing to lose, I drilled a 1∕16-inch hole into the case, being careful not to go too deep. Then, I…

riser stand By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Riser stand-in works temporarily     When a riser gets damaged, I don’t always have the time to fix it. I keep extra pipes made up in advance by recycling other damaged risers. The…

floor By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Dual-use tool I have discovered that the fitting brushes used by plumbers for cleaning pipe fittings make excellent tools for cleaning up battery cable terminals. The brushes are available in different sizes…

terry By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

These tool hangers are versatile I have found that using plastic conduit and plastic pipe (PEX) hangers is a great way to hang tools on my shop walls. The PEX hangers work especially well for open-end…

keith By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Just hold your hammersI made this organizer for my hammers out of steel pipe. It’s made of 1/4x2-inch flat iron and a series of pipes, starting at 3/4-inch inside measurements. The pipes were adjusted as…

doug heims By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Repurposed feedersWhen I quit farrowing, I didn’t have a great deal of luck selling off the used equipment. But I was able to put the stainless steel sow feeders to good use. These bins help me keep parts…

craig By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Organize specialty tools To store, organize, and protect specialty tools that I take to the field or elsewhere for a specific job, I use old lunch box coolers. For example, one contains my small orbital sander…

tom By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Preserve order    Finding misplaced parts trays was always a problem when all the trays were the same color. I’ve had no more issues with that since I color-coded all of my trays and the…

craig2 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Tool identificationI decided to brand my tools after several of them were permanently “borrowed.” So I used a ¼-inch (6 mm) letter and number punch set to mark all my tools. Now they show my initials and…

jd exactemerge By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

John Deere ExactEmergeNot to be outdone, this winter John Deere released a new planter with electric-driven meters. In addition to the meters, the John Deere ExactEmerge planter also replaced the traditional s

seedstar By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

John Deere SeedStar MobileIn conjunction with the launch of the ExactEmerge planters, John Deere introduced SeedStar mobile to help producers better visualize, document, and access their planting data in real

speedtube By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Precision Planting SpeedTubePrecision Planting is also rethinking the seed tube but is taking a slightly different approach. The Precision Planting SpeedTube is a flighted belt that picks up seed from the disc

raven By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Raven OmniRowOmniRow is an integrated planting solution that can be retrofit and customized for your existing iron. In addition to variable rate population control, the system also has multi-hybrid functionali

kinze mh By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Kinze Multi-Hybrid PlanterTo help you optimize seed hybrids and increase yields, Kinze also announced an electric multi-hybrid concept planter. Multi-hybrid technology allows you to change the seed hybrid auto

pp mh By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Precision Planting Multi-Hybrid Precision Planting is developing a retrofitable multi-hybrid metering system that uses the company’s vSet meters and the vDrive electric meter system. With the system, meters…

planter future By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Meet the Planter of the FutureThe number of technology advancements and mechanical solutions introduced during the past few years highlight the potential of this critical piece of iron. It also makes you…

machinery show By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Machinery Show SpecialFor an in-depth look at the newest planter technologies, watch this Machinery Show special on planters.

tune up By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Get Ready! And as planting season quickly approaches, don’t be caught off guard! Get ready for planting with these planter tune-up tips.

cordless By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Cordless EssentialsInnovations abound in the latest cordless tool introductions. See the newest products, including Milwaukee’s M18 cordless grease gun, Craftsman’s C3 cordless drills, and Ryobi’s 4-volt…

wrench innovations By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Wrench InnovationsLeave it to innovative tool engineers to create new designs that take ordinary hand wrenches to a new level of performance. Here are four such examples, including Craftsman’s Max Axess Long…

tire tools By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Tire ToolsThe increasing interest in setting up your shop to tackle tire repairs has inspired tool companies to innovate devices to make quick work of flats. In equipping your shop with repair tools, you are…

bed By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Cargo Bed OptionsThis machine can come with a heavy-duty hydraulic bed lift kit ($999 optional add-on). It also has a factory-option spray-on bed liner to protect the cargo bed from damage. Base price of the…

windshield By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

WindshieldThere are several options in windshields, depending on model and cab style. This clear acrylic windshield (also comes tinted) is transparent thermoplastic, lightweight, and shatter-resistant. Bolts…

canopy By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

CanopyThis black plastic canopy is an economical and stylish option for sun and rain protection. Approximate price: $288. A metal FOPS (falling object protective structure) canopy is also available.

doors By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

DoorsSome Kubota RTV models come with a factory-installed cab. However, you can also have this side door added as an accessory to the X900 for added safety and comfort. It is made of roof-to-floor metal…

winch By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

WinchThis add-on winch kit has 4,000 pounds of capacity and can be mounted on the front or rear of the machine. It is especially engineered for the Kubota RTV X900. Approximate price: $599.

ingersoll rand air saw By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Ingersoll Rand Reciprocating Air SawIn this video, you’ll see another Ingersoll Rand innovation – the 429G Reciproca

semi automatic driver By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Semi Automatic DriverAre you looking for a new driver? In this clip, Dave shows the WORX SD Semi Automatic Driver and Milwaukee Tool’s 1

mantus tight access tool By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Mantus Tight Access ToolIn this video, Dave shares the Mantus Tight Access Tool, Ken-Tool T131 Utility Tire Pneumatic Bead Expander,

ingersoll rand air impact wrench By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Ingersoll Rand Air Impact WrenchCheck out Ingersoll Rand’s 259G Air Impact Wrench, Milwaukee Tool’s four-piece nut drive

craftsman mechanics tool set By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Craftsman Mechanics Tool SetThis clip shows a whopper of a tool set – the Craftsman 131-piece Max Axess Mechanics Tool

crescent ratchet and socket set By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Crescent Ratchet and Socket SetHere Dave takes a look at the Crescent X6 Pass Through Ratchet and Socket Set,

grease joint rejuvenator By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Grease Joint RejuvenatorDiscover the Grease Joint Rejuvenator Master Kit, Compact Wheel Dolly, Ken-Tool Lug Nut Remover, and Thin-Wal

extendable flashlight By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Extendable Flashlight Light hard to reach areas with the EMF-2 extendable flashlight. Also see the Gearwrench 84 tool r

terminal maintenance kit By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Terminal Maintenance KitIn this video, Dave shares the Fleet Technicians Electrical Terminal Maintenance Kit, Briggs and Stratton 330

gator jaws By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Gator JawsThis selection of tools includes two with quirky names – the Gator Jaws canister removal tool and Groovy Grip locking pli

digital flow meter By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Digital Flow MeterIn this video, Dave looks at fuel tools, including the Digital Flow Meter, Jarhead Gauge, PT500 Transfer System, and the

soldering iron By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Soldering IronCheck out the Weller soldering iron, Ingersoll Rand impact wrench, Striker mechanical pencil, and Hazet hose clamp pliers.

finger pick-up meters By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Finger Pick-Up MetersThe planter expert describes his process for preparing finger pick-up seed meters.

white and kinze seed meters By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

White and Kinze Seed MetersDo you have a White or Kinze planter? Kimberley goes over some issues specific to Wh

pneumatic seed meters By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Pneumatic Seed MetersKimberley shows Dave Mowitz what to look for on pneumatic seed meters to make sure they operate proper

tire pressure By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Tire PressureThis video covers the importance of proper tire pressure on your planter, as well as properly cleaning planters.

parallel linkage By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Parallel LinkageKimberley shows Mowitz how to check the row unit's parallel linkage and down pressure to ensure accurate p

disc openers By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Disc OpenersWatch this clip for tips on how to set disc openers and the importance of checking seed tubes.

seeds By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

SeedsLearn about different seed shapes and sizes and the importance of proper calibration of seed meters.

brush units By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Brush UnitsKimberley explains the proper adjustments for seed meter brush units and when to replace worn units.

Dewalt 20-volt max grease gun By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

DeWalt 20-volt MAX Grease GunThe MAX battery-powered grease gun from DeWalt delivers up to 10,000 maximum psi to bust through the most rusted or dirt caked grease zerks. In addition, the gun’s flow rate can…

Worx maxlithium blower By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Worx Maxlithium BlowerLawn blowers offer an ideal tool to clean off combines and their engine compartments to prevent combine fires. And the Worxair WG575 eliminates power cords operating off a 32-volt lithium…

Channellock 830 adjustable wrench By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Channellock 830 Adjustable WrenchThe jaws on this monster of an adjustable wrench open out 3 inches wide to envelop super-sized fasteners. Channel Lock created the 830 adjustable wrench to generate extra

Wilton vise By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Wilton ViseWilton calls this the All Terrain Vise because it readily slips into use on any 2-inch truck receiver hitch to apply clamping force up to 1 ton. The vice’s 6-inch jaws open up to 53/4 inches wh

Rockwell VersaCut Max By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Rockwell VersaCut MaxThis narrow-profile Compact Circular Saw from Rockwell is ideal for working on building roofs, under rafters, or in tight corners. The 41/2-inch diameter blade has the ability to cu

Milwaukee M12 LED Stick Light By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Milwaukee M12 LED Stick LightBe careful not to stare into the LED bulbs on the M12 Stick Light when turning it on because its illumination is blinding. The mechanics light turns out an amazing 220 lumens…

Trouble free light By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Trouble Free LightFinally, here is a trouble light that is no trouble to use. Aptly named the Trouble Free Work Light, this innovative device employs a bank of LED blubs to turn out 11/2 times mor

Same stuff, smaller container By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Same stuff, smaller container Petroleum jelly has multiple purposes, so I always like to have some on hand. The jar it comes in is pretty cumbersome, so I transfer a small amount to a discarded prescription…

Toolbox transforms into a trailer By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Toolbox transforms into a trailer  I built this very lightweight cargo box trailer from an old pickup toolbox and axle. It is U-bolted on at the bottom of the box. I use it to take timber-cutting supplies…

Prepare just the right amount By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Prepare just the right amount     When I only needed enough cement to pour around an anchor post, I devised a way to prepare a small batch without my cement mixer. I used a 40- to 50-pound…

Give calves a respite By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Give calves a respite     Since calves love to get away from their mothers, we set up a way for them to do so without the mothers getting upset. We removed some of the slats from an old big…

Don't throw out that old inner tube By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Don’t throw out that old inner tube    All efforts aside, sometimes large tractor inner tubes do get beyond repair. That’s OK, because they make excellent work pads for getting on the floor…

Beaver By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

4. Because this tractor loves all tractors, which is why it’s green and yellow AND red.GS&M 12-24 Beaver - 1909

Waterloo Bronco By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

5. Because today’s tractors weigh a little more than 1,500 pounds.Waterloo Bronco 100

Cletrac Model A By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

6. And cost a lot more than $835.Cletrac Model A - 1942 for $835

Holt Caterpillar By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

7. Because today’s metal doesn’t spend its off days in the military towing artillery to battlefields.Holt Caterpillar Model 75 - 1914

Lennox Kittytrack By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

8. Because of cute little tractors like this one called the “Kittytrack.”Lennox Kittytrack 600 - 1960

Allis-Chalmers By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

9. Because we loved the look of that orange paint before it faded away.Allis-Chalmers D-15 - 1962

Graham-Bradley By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

10. And because you just can’t find a tractor quite this stylish at your local dealer.Graham-Bradley - 1930

55 to 64 years old: The fastest-growing age bracket on Twitter. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

But the 25-34 age group out tweets everyone else.Source: Global Web Index

$25 billion: The amount of revenue that apps generated in 2013. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Impressive when you consider the average price of an app is 19 cents.Source: Gigaom

2: The number of users who join Facebook every second. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

A little late to the party, aren’t you?

70%: The amount of YouTube traffic that comes from outside the U.S. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

You can access YouTube from 61 countries in 61 languages.Source: YouTube

2.5 billion gigabytes: The amount of data created every day. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

And that number doubles every month.Source: IBM

82 billion: The number of apps that were downloaded worldwide in 2013. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Facebook is the number one downloaded app in the U.S.Source: Mashable

By 2018, more app revenue will come from tablets than smartphones. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

And by 2017, there will be more Internet-connected devices worldwide – 8.2 billion – than people.Source: IHS

14 million: The number of jobs the cloud will generate by 2015. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Hope there’s enough room in the cloud for all of those cubicles.

1 in 4: The number of apps downloaded and abandoned after the initial use. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Not surprising considering the average smartphone user downloads 25 apps.Source: Mashable

YouTube reaches more U.S. adults ages 18 to 34 than any cable network. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Each month more than 6 billion hours of video are watched. That’s almost an hour for every person on Earth.Source: YouTube

82%: The percentage of mobile media consumption within apps. 18% is from mobile browsers. By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Smartphones and tablets will increase mobile web traffic by 26 times during the next four years.Source: Cisco Systems

Tools of the Future By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Tools of the FutureAre you a tech-savvy farmer who wants to learn more about drones, micro-climate sensors, or other advanced technology? Attend Tools of the Future this summer to learn how these futur

Ageless Iron By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Ageless IronThey just don’t make them like this anymore. This Graham-Bradley defined beauty in tractor design in the 1930s and is still one of the most stylish tractors.

Summer Sunset By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Summer SunsetNick sent us this beautiful photo with the witty caption “sunset after working on a sprinkler.”

Mom's Helper By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Mom’s HelperJennifer Chilton sent in this photo of her daughter checking in on the horses.

Early Application By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Early ApplicationAn eager farmer applies anhydrous ammonia on a brisk morning near Caroll, Iowa. David Ekstrom also took this photo.

Colorful Sunset By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Colorful SunsetJamie Scott captured this gorgeous sunset from her home in Marengo, Iowa.

Time for a treat! By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Time for a Treat!These farm kids take a timeout from playing to feed the hungry goats. This photo was taken at their grandparents farm in Minnesota. In addition to their own petting zoo, the farm also has a…

Planting Time By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Planting TimeWhat a beautiful day for spring planting. Thanks to assistant agronomy editor Kacey Birchmier for these action shots.Do you want to see more? Follow us on Instagram!

Accessories By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Pioneer 500 has a 1.25-inch square rear receiver slot to attach a hitch accessory. This makes it easy to pull a wood splitter or cargo trailer to the deep woods for work. Maximum towing capacity is 1,000…

Rear Mirrors By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Outside rear mirrors on the Pioneer 500 are an optional accessory, and well worth the investment if the machine is used in tight quarters or on roads or trails with other vehicles.

Paddle Shifter By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

A unique feature of the five- gear machine is the paddle shifters mounted just under the handgrip areas on the steering wheel. Pull the right paddle to shift up, and the left to shift down. It's very…

Kari Hollman By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

With his jeans and boots on, this little guy is ready to farm. All he needs is a cowboy hat! Kari Hollman posted this photo of her son Wesley.

Helping out dad By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Kari also shared this photo of her kids helping out dad in the tractor.

Kid at Heart By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

He may not technically be a kid, but props to this guy for staying young at heart. Brittany Smith Saylor posted this photo from a New Century Farmer Alumni Conference.

Bakker family By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

That’s one good lookin’ family. This is the Bakker family photo taken in front of an old barn.

You been farming long? By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

You been farming long?Rick Houston shared this famous farming photo with the caption “this always makes me smile!” It does the same thing for us, Rick. Those may have been the cutest farm kids ever.

Independent suspension By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Complementing cab comfort is the ride itself. The extended wheelbase and all-wheel independent suspension with 8.1 inches of travel gave a smooth ride over rough terrain. The strong hydraulic disc brakes…

Powerful engine By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Viking VI pulls power from a 686 cc 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-valve, fuel-injected engine proven on the Viking and optimized for the Viking VI. The engine gets a redesigned intake system…

Ultramatic transmission By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Yamaha’s Ultramatic fully automatic transmission incorporates a CVT system with centrifugal clutch, which maintains constant belt tension so there are no slamming belts or jerky transitions. The system also…

Cargo capacity By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

With 600-pounds hauling and 1,500-pounds towing capacity, the Viking VI promises to work as hard as you do. The steel cargo bed holds a full pallet and makes hauling gear easy with standard tie down hooks and…

Steering By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

A specially designed rack and pinion layout and the electric power steering (EPS) setting provides natural assist with just the right amount of feedback. The EPS steering assist lightens the steering effort…

Big Horn tires By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Reaching down to the ground are new Maxxis Big Horn tires that were designed exclusively for Yamaha and optimized specifically for the Viking VI. The aggressive tread patterns are similar to the original…

OnCommand By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

For varying terrain, you can move easily from two-wheel, to four-wheel, to four-wheel drive with a fully locked front differential, simply by turning the rotary dial on the dash.

Automative-style dash By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

When you step into the Viking you’ll notice it’s set up with an automotive-style driver position, including dash-mounted controls, an adjustable driver seat, and a full digital display panel with…

Available models By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The all-new Viking VI will be available this July and comes in hunter green, red, and Realtree AP HD camo. MSRP starts at $12,799 for non-EPS and $13,799 for EPS models.

It's a tank By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

It’s a tankThe new Mule Pro-FXT is a major workhorse for the farm, ranch, or recreational use.  The machine is powered by a three-cylinder Kawasaki liquid-cooled gasoline engine that can generate up to…

Leg and seat room By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Leg and seat roomThe back seat is slightly raised in stadium fashion to allow for good visibility. Bench seats are plenty wide to allow for three big people and full auto-style seat belts. The steering wheel…

Simple controls By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Simple controls For a workhorse that does so much, the dashboard is simple and intuitive. There are only four gear lever settings: neutral, hi, lo, and reverse. There’s a toggle switch for two-wheel and…

Speed demon By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Speed demon The Mule Pro-FXT will top out around 40 mph, which is handy when you’ve got some distance between fields or farms. The side-by-side has a 7.9-gallon fuel tank, which normally lets it operate all…

Powerful power plant By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Powerful power plantThe new 812 cc three-cylinder engine is mounted in the rear, under the cargo bed, to balance weight. This photo also shows the 10.2 inches of ground clearance under the Pro-FXT. The front…

Extra extras By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Extra extras Kawasaki has designed more than 60 accessories for the Mule Pro-FXT. Shown here is a gun carrying case that firmly clamps in the cargo bed and a rugged ProVantage Plow System for moving snow…

Pickup pulling power By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Pickup pulling powerPerhaps the greatest indication of the toughness of the Mule Pro-FXT is its towing capacity. With an optional drawbar in the 2-inch rear receiver, it can tow up to 2,000 pounds (where…

The sticker By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The stickerThe Pro-FXT comes in four models. The non-electric power steering (EPS) has standard steel wheels and two DC outlets in the cab for powering electronic devices. The MSRP is $12,999. The EPS model is…

Tiling By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

D.K. Farms is a massive farming operation in northern Minnesota that grows sugar beets, wheat, soybeans, and corn. To save on costs, the farm installs all of their own tiling with the help of a Ranger crew…

Mowing By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

At the Polaris event, the company demonstrated the capabilities of the Brutus HD PTO with a finishing mower, which features a wide side discharge deflector to safely and evenly disperse clippings, durable…

Sprayer By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

With a sprayer in the back of your UTV, you can spray smaller, hard-to-reach areas and can better maneuver around corners. Polaris offers a 60-gallon boomless utility sprayer kit that easily mounts into the…

Sportsman Ace By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The Sportsman Ace was designed to be an entry-level, fun-to-drive ATV. While it certainly is a blast to drive around the farm, it is also a hard-working machine. The Ace can tow up to 1,500 pounds.

Christmas charity By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Christmas is a time for gift giving, but it’s also a time to help those in need. Each year Amy Driggs and her family choose an organization to donate money to. “They’re almost always…

Santa's key By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Linda Wright started a new tradition last year with her grandkids. She took an old skeleton key, put a big red ribbon around it, and a tag stating Santa’s Key. “The youngest grand kid thought this was…

Christmas cookies By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

One of my favorite holiday traditions is making Christmas cookies with my mom and sister. When my sister and I were still living at home we would make peppermint patties, sugar cookies, peanut butter blossoms…

Spend time with family By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

No matter how you spend your holidays, I hope you take some time to be with your family. Start a new tradition with your children. Tell your grandkids a favorite Christmas memory from your childhood. Enjoy the…

Heavy-duty clothespins By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Keep regular clothespins around, but have something heavier on hand  I was having a hard time keeping coveralls, other bulky work clothes, and heavy quilts hanging on the clothesline, especially on windy…

Just release the quick coupler By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Just release the quick coupler  I wanted something that could quickly add extra weight to the back of the utility tractor when operating the loader. So I welded three-point brackets onto a rock box I…

Don't have the right size screw extractor? By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Don’t have a screw extractor?  I had a ½-inch brass pipe fitting break off of my grain hopper’s glad-hand air connection. It broke off even with the end of the glad hand, and I needed to remove the…

Hay, that will work! By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Hay, that will work!     I use a children’s slide from an old swing set as a hay slide. I pound temporary nails into a 2×4 at the base of the slide and also into the floor of the hay…

When building a chain-link fence By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Building a chain-link fence        Even though chain-link fence posts can be cemented in, it’s still a good idea, before adding the cement, to drive the posts into the…

Overlooked Engine Maintenance By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Overlooked Engine MaintenanceWhen maintaining equipment, often the most simple of additional steps yields the greatest return. In this slideshow are five often-overlooked – but crucial – maintenance…

Tending to MAF Sensors By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Tending to MAF SensorsCaring for the mass airflow sensor (MAF) on light-duty diesel pickup engines should be part of every preventive maintenance program. A traditional diesel engine employs a mechanical…

Spark Plug-Boosting Tips By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Spark Plug-Boosting TipsA spark plug appears simple in design and operation, so it is often taken for granted and is the recipient of improper service. Despite the harsh environment surrounding and inside a…

Overhauling an Engine By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Overhauling an EngineWith internal combustion engines of every size, make, configuration, and fuel type employed on the farm, there will come a time when some of them will require a major repair or overhaul.

Challenger Puzzle By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Challenger PuzzleChallenge your kids with this Challenger tractor-themed puzzle. The jigsaw puzzle includes 99 pieces and isn’t recommended for children under 3 years old.P

Gleaner Bib By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Gleaner BibKeep your kids clean during messy holiday meals with this Gleaner bib. The bib is 100% cotton and features a hook and loop closure for easy on and off.Price: $7.

Lego Duplo Farm Animals By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Lego Duplo Farm AnimalsThis farm-themed Lego set includes a sheep, rabbit, goat, pig, and a shelter. The simple construction makes building

My Daddy's Farmhand By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

My Daddy’s FarmhandThis t-shirt is the perfect fit for your little farmhand. Available in a toddler or infant size, the tee is a 90% cotton/10% polyes

Bobcat Toy Loader By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Bobcat Toy LoaderThis Learning Curve Bobcat Toy Loader features die-cast parts, free rolling wheels, and real moving parts. It’s just li

My Other Wagon is a Kinze By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

My Other Wagon is a KinzeFor the newborn in your life, Kinze offers an adorable onesie that says, “My other w

Extra safety clip By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Extra safety clip I seemed to be losing the safety clips from my hitch pins on a regular basis, so I drilled a couple of extra holes in each hitch pin, creating a place to hold extra safety clips. This makes a…

Move combine head safely By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Move the combine head safely  This simple jig carries a header by forklift for maintenance or storage. It measures 3.5 feet wide by 3.5 feet high; the top tubing that slips on the forks is 3.5 feet…

One tough radio By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

One tough radioMy farm utility vehicle had no radio, so I mounted a Makita construction radio up under its roof. It came with a DC power cord that I hooked into the vehicle’s electrical system. The best part…

No-mess solution By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

No-mess solution    As a seed dealer, I find that putting up field signs is a good way to advertise. But each year, the bed of my truck became a tangled mess of signs and posts that usually…

Stay in the loader By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Stay in the loader      It became a hassle getting in and out of the loader to open and close the barn gate. So, I mounted a CB antenna’s magnetic base to a piece of metal screwed to…

Dickie’s Insulated Sanded Duck Bib Overall By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Dickie’s Insulated Sanded Duck Bib OverallEvery farmer needs a good pair of bib overalls for winter chores. These insulated bibs are made from a 12-ounce sanded duck, which is 100% cotton that is tightly…

Carhartt Quilt-Lined Duck Bib Overall By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Carhartt Quilt-Lined Duck Bib OverallCarhartt is a staple brand that has kept farmers warm for years. The company’s quilt-lined duck bib overalls are no exception. The 12-ounce heavy duty cotton duck outside…

Duluth Fleece-Lined Fire Hose Work Pants By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Duluth Fleece-Lined Fire Hose Work PantsDuluth’s fire hose work pants are great for year-round use. The 97% cotton and 3% spandex blend makes the pants tough while allowing you to move freely. The…

Dickie’s Performance Fleece Hoodie By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Dickie’s Performance Fleece HoodieBase layers are just as important as outerwear in winter. This Dickie’s performance fleece full-zip hoodie is water repellent – making it great for fall or spring wear…

Duluth Flapjack Flannel Shirt Jac By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Duluth Flapjack Flannel Shirt JacAvailable in men and women’s sizes, this flapjack flannel shirt jac from Duluth is twice as warm as a typical flannel shirt. The jac is 100%

Dickie’s Performance Long Sleeve Drirelease Tee By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Dickie’s Performance Long Sleeve Drirelease TeeAnother great base layer item, this long sleeve shirt from Dickie’s is an 85% polyester and 15% cotton blend that dries four times faster than cotton to keep…

Carhartt Gilliam Vest By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Carhartt Gilliam VestIf you just need a little extra warmth, a vest is a great item to throw on. This one from Carhartt features a 1.75-ounce, 100% nylon shell, making it very lightweight and water repellent.

Cabela’s Data-Tip Roughneck Extreme Workshop Gloves By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Cabela’s Data-Tip Roughneck Extreme Workshop GlovesKeep your hands warm with gloves that won’t get in the way of your work. These gloves from Cabela's feature data-tip technology so you can leave them…

Wolverine Renton Boot By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Wolverine Renton BootNew from Wolverine, this Renton boot is available in 6- and 8-inch styles with a composite toe. Waterproof leather and 200 grams of thinsulate insulation will keep feet warm and dry. Plus

Want more gift ideas? By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Want more gift ideas?Tune in to the Machinery Show Christmas Special for more great apparel, tech, and tool gift ideas. And read your November issue of Successful Farming magazine where Dave Mowitz unve

Innoquest SpotOn Temp Probe By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Innoquest SpotOn Temp ProbeThis temperature probe provides accurate, quick temperature measurements of hay bales; compost, forage, and mulch piles; stored grain; and soil. Features include a 34-inch fiberglass

General Tool PalmScope By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

General Tool PalmScopeThe PalmScope allows you to easily inspect inaccessible or hazardous areas to diagnose hidden problems. This pocket-sized video inspection scope has a 2-foot-long probe tipped off with a

iGrill2 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

iGrill2Monitor meat temperatures from the warmth of your home with the iGrill2. The Bluetooth Smart connected grilling thermometer allows you to monitor up to four meat temperatures from your phone. The thermo

Nano QX RTF By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Nano QX RTFAre you interested in an unmanned aerial system but have never flown a quadcopter before? The Nano QX RTF from Horizon Hobby helps you learn how to fly by using Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope (SAFE

1 Voice Beanie By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

1 Voice BeanieThis comfortable beanie has headphones sewn right over the ears so you can keep your head warm while listening to your favorite tunes. The Bluetooth controller attached to the back lets you conne

Whooz By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

WhoozThese removable vinyl labels are designed to cover your iDevice power adapters and USB cables. The fun designs make it easy to tell which one is yours. A great stocking stuffer for only $12.95.

iStabilizer Flex By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

iStabilizer FlexiStabilizer Flex is basically a tripod for your smartphone. Flexible legs let you attach your device to almost any surface, allowing you to capture incredible images and videos without the shak

More shopping ideas! By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

More shopping ideas!Get more great Christmas gift tips from the Christmas Show Special on the Machinery Show. And check out the November issue of Successful Farming magazine for Dave Mowitz’s tool gift

Milwaukee Locking Pliers By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Milwaukee Locking Pliers Milwaukee Tool’s new Torque Lock locking pliers feature an adjustment system with a thumb screw for more locking force. This screw has a unique screwdriver through-hole design t

Craftsman 2-in-1 Pliers By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Craftsman 2-in-1 PliersCraftsman’s 2-in-1 pliers, available in a long nose and diagonal pliers version or a linesman plier and wire stripper model, allow for easy changing between working heads with just a…

Blazer Firefox Micro Torch By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Blazer Firefox Micro TorchThe Blazer Products Firefox butane refillable micro torch instantly turns out a 2,500 F. wind-resistant flame. The professional-grade torch weights just 7 ounces and, standing

Stanley Laser Measurer By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Stanley Laser MeasurerStanley’s TLM65 Laser Distance Measurer is small enough to fit in a pocket but can provide measurements out to 65 feet that are accurate to within 1/8-inch. A two-button design…

DeWalt Air Ratchet By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

DeWalt Air RatchetDeWalt now offers a line of pneumatic tools, including this 3/8-inch Drive Air Ratchet and an Angle Die Grinder. The ratchet delivers 65 foot-pounds of maximum torque operating at 160 rpms. I

DeWalt Angle Die Grinder By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

DeWalt Angle Die GrinderAnother one of DeWalt’s new tools, the Angle Die Grinder, operates at 20,000 rpms for smooth finishing and cutting. The grinder comes with 1/2- and 1/8-inch collets to accept a wide…

Milwaukee Jobsite Backpack By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Milwaukee Jobsite BackpackMilwaukee Tools new Jobsite Backpack is made of military-grade 1680D Ballistic Material for durability and sits on a hard molded bottom. The mid-section of the bag un-zips to reveal a

Craftsman Impact Wrench By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Craftsman Impact WrenchThe advent of the four amp-hour battery is witnessed in Craftsman’s C3 19.2 Volt 1/2 inch Impact Wrench. The four amp-hour battery offers prolonged running time and extreme weather…

Rockwell Drill By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Rockwell Drill The brushless motor on Rockwell’s 20-volt lithium-ion drill-driver has an increased battery run time by up to 50% over standard brushed motors. The brushless motor has computer control po

Wagner Flexio 890 Sprayer By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Wagner Flexio 890 Sprayer What sets Wagner SprayTech’s Flexio 890 portable paint system apart from other painting systems is that it can apply any type of paint. The Flexio 890 features the X-Boost turbine…

Want more cool tools? By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Want more cool tools? Watch the Machinery Show Christmas Special and read your November issue of Successful Farming magazine!

Case IH Battery Operated Tractor and Wagon By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Case IH Battery Operated Tractor and WagonGive your little farmer an early start to driving a tractor with this ride-on tractor. The SmartPedal accelerator can stop, coast, and go in two speeds, 2 ½ mph and 4

John Deere Gear Force Harvest Action Combine By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

John Deere Gear Force Harvest Action CombineJohn Deere’s new Gear Force action toys provide a complete adventure in a box, with an assortment of vehicles and accessories. The Harvest Action Combine, the…

Massey Ferguson Color Me Tee By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Massey Ferguson Color Me TeePerfect for the little artist in your family. Decorate this t-shirt with washable markers then wash the garment and start over with a new blank canvas. Price (for shirt and four mar

Case IH Pillow Pet By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Case IH Pillow PetMore than a stuffed animal or a pillow, this cuddly Case IH tractor converts from a tractor to an 18-inch pillow. Comes in handy for sleepovers! Price: $34.95.

Monster Treads Radio Control Gator By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Monster Treads GatorThe radio control Monster Treads line from John Deere comes spinning, somersaulting, and speeding back in 2014 as a brand new Gator vehicle, complete with full-function operation; super bou

Nice results with less effort By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Nice results with less effort  To make the job of cleaning a truck or tractor easier, I fill a 5-gallon bucket with warm water and a big shot of dish detergent (I like Dawn). Then, I add about ¼ cup of…

One utility building, two shops By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

One utility building, two shops    When we built our new shop, we didn’t want the added expense of a second heating system and another air compressor. So, we put up a dedicated building for…

Gain more elbow room By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

More room to workI need more room to crawl under my air drill when I service it. First, I block the rear tires so they can’t roll. Then, I use two forklifts to lift the drill and secure truck rims under…

Barn heaters By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Put barn heaters over alley scrapers     A 100,000-Btu infrared radiant heater with spark ignition now hangs 12 feet above each scrape alley grate in our free stall barn. We have automatic…

Nice and quiet By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Now that’s nice and quiet   I always find it important to keep it quiet in my calving barn when cows are about ready to calf. There is a gate in that area that is used frequently. If someone is…

Lilliputian Grain Bin By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Lilliputian Grain BinThis item stuck me as odd because I couldn’t think why a person would want to buy a miniature grain bin in the first place. Standing all of 10-foot tall and 7-foot wide, it turns out…

There was a Greyhound Tractor? By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

There was a Greyhound Tractor?The Jim Watson Estate sale, held in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, wasn’t the biggest auction I’ve seen. But this sale was loaded with a lot of unusual items, such as this…

Snowblower on steroids! By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Snowblower on steroids! I really wish I had taken a picture of this one. While walking down the aisles of Wieman Land & Auction’s massive summer consignment sale (held the first of August near Marion…

Massive hydraulic cylinder By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Massive hydraulic cylinderThis was one of those weird items I found resting on a pallet at the Steffes Auction’s AgIron Litchfield Event held in Litchfield, Minnesota. Surrounded by the flotsam and jetsam of…

Stock Auction By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

"Low-hour, one-owner, well-cared-for items still sell for good prices – just not record prices. Good- quality machinery will be the top choice for most farmers who are looking to upgrade their machinery,"…

Booker Auction By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

"It appears hillside combines (in the Palouse region of Washington and Idaho) are somewhat oversupplied to the marketplace. The values I’ve seen on these combines can provide inexpensive insurance as back-up…

Wieman Land & Auction By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

"Big tractors, combines, and tillage all seem to be a good buy right now. The 35-foot flex heads have been getting cheaper each year for the last couple of years. This year, all widths of flex heads have…

Sullivan Auctioneers By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

"I sure wouldn’t wait to buy if you’re facing a good deal on a low-hour piece of equipment you need. This winter will be the time to get the good deals," says Dan Sullivan, Sullivan Auctioneers.Discover…

The water hydrant is definitely off By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

The water hydrant is definitely offSince my house is over 100 yards from the barn, it was impossible to tell if I’d remembered to turn off the water hydrant by looking from the house. So I simply mounted a…

Dump rake becomes header trailer By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Dump rake becomes header trailer    To build this trailer, I turned to the 30-foot dump rake in my tree row. First, I removed the raking hitch, teeth, teeth holders, excess angle iron, rods…

Catch all of the antifreeze By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Catch all of the antifreezeWhen draining the antifreeze out of a vehicle, it invariably happens that some amount of the antifreeze solution will find its way along the vehicle’s frame and, thereby, miss the…

Penetrate the ground more easily By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Penetrate the ground more easily      It is one tough job getting fence posts put up in hard soil. To make this work much easier, I replaced the bigger auger on my post hole digger…

Cobble a hobble with inexpensive materials By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Cobble a hobbleAfter one of my first calf show heifers had her calf, I needed a way to hobble her. She wouldn’t let her calf nurse; her udder was too hard with the pressure from her milk. So I used two…

What does a transmission guard? By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

What does a transmission guard?You know, Caterpillar makes crawlers that are known for their durability and strength. So I was a bit surprised to learn that they needed a transmission guard. Identified as a…

Grape harvester in Iowa? By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Grape harvester in Iowa?What is a grape harvester doing in the land of corn combines? I never discovered what this attachment’s back story was. But there it was, selling in Battle Creek, Iowa. I assume…

Stars & stripes for(Case)ever By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Stars & stripes for(Case)everThe tractor industry has a long history of painting their tractors unusual colors in promotional efforts. For example, Farmall Cubs, H, and C were painted white and some 1960…

Ornaments By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Each year Lauren Roy made two sets of ornaments with her children. “That way I would have one to keep and then they could have one set when they had their first trees,” she says. “I’m sending my son…

Stockings By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Carrie Schwarz Watson says, “sledding and ice skating on the small pond in the pasture south of the house were always favorites.” She also enjoyed snow slushies and Jesus’s birthday cake on Christmas…

Sneak peak By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Watson wasn’t the only one snooping for her Christmas gifts. Several years ago I confessed to my mother that each year I would take a sneak peak at my gifts. In my defense, she hid them in the same place…

Smart Seeder By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

3. Smart SeederAnother new product that will help to maximize yield in varying field conditions is the Clean Seed CX6 Smart Seeder. The drill’s unique variable-rate delivery system can apply different…

Multichannel sprayer By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

4. Multichannel sprayerTo make tedious plot spraying easier, Clemson University developed a multichannel sprayer that is capable of applying 24 different chemicals in a given field location. While it’s only…

On-board inflation systems By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

5. On-board air inflationI’m cheating a bit on this one. On-board air inflation systems aren’t new, in fact they’ve been in Europe for 20 years, but they are rarely used in the states. These systems…

Sportsman Ace By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

6. Sportsman AceThere have been a lot of great ATV and UTV innovations, with equally awesome test drives, but the one machine introduced that is truly unique is the Polaris Sportsman Ace. The vehicle’s…

Peterbilt SuperTruck By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

7. Peterbilt SuperTruckMost semitrailer trucks average from 5.5 to 6.5 mpg, maybe less than that if you’re running a much older model. This year Cummins and Peterbilt Motors Company developed the SuperTruck…

Ford F150 By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

8. Ford F150The saying “any press is good press” was true for Ford’s F150 featuring an aluminum-alloy body. Some people loved the idea of reducing weight to improve fuel economy. Others doubted the…

HydraCushion Suspension System By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

9. HydraCushion SuspensionAt a press event, a new 9R John Deere tractor hauled a 170,000-pound dump truck across a lot with loose soil. The tractor struggled for traction and experienced power hop. The oper

Tires Meet Tracks By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

10. Tires Meet TracksFor the first time, you can have a factory-installed tractor with front tires and rear tracks, giving you the maneuverability benefits of a wheeled machine with the flotation perks of a…

4. High resolution video inspection tool By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

4. Video inspection toolThe first pocket-size video inspection scope on the market offers a 2-foot-long probe tipped off with a 9-millimeter camera. About the size of a smartphone, the PalmScope allows you to

5. Right angle impact driver By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

5. Right angle impact driverLeave it to Milwaukee Tool to take the impact wrench into hard-to-reach areas. The company’s M18 ½-inch Hex Right Angle Impact Wrench has a head that is under 2 inches to reach…

6. Handy dandy gimbal ratchet wrench By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

6. Handy dandy gimbal ratchet wrenchThis is the ultimate in tight-access tools. Fitting snug in the palm of your hand, Gear Wrench’s ¼- or 3/8-inch gimbal ratchet employs a 72-tool ratcheting mechanism tha

7. Ultra-thin flexing files By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

7. Ultra-thin flexing filesTwice as thin as any file on the market, IPA’s Point & Contact Cleaners feature a highly abrasive diamond coating to readily clean electrical contacts as well as tackle general

8. Cordless ratchet for tight spaces By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

8. Cordless ratchet for tight spaces Perfect for working in an engine cavity, Craftsman’s C3 Max Axess Auto Ratchet provides up to 360 inch-pounds of torque. The 9-inch-long tool works with Craftsman’s Max…

9. Reach out, and way in, to grab on By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

9. Reach out, and way in, to grab onThe ultimate part grabber, the 14-inch-long Mantus is perfect for that job not only for its length but also thanks to the tool’s interlocking jaws. And the beauty of those…

10. Traveling vise works off receiver hitch By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

10. Traveling vise Wilton dubbed its latest innovation an All-Terrain Vise or ATV, as the clamp readily slips into any 2-inch truck receiver hitch. A mounting bracket converts the ATV into a bench vise when at

11. A bullet-proof tool and computer back pack By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

11. A bullet-proof backpackConstructed of 1680D (military-grade) Ballistic Material, Milwaukee Tool’s Jobsite Backpack is perfect for farm use as it not only carries a toolbox full of tools but fits nicely…

12. Extra leverage ratchet wrench By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

12. Extra-long ratchet provides great leverageThe FLL80 3/8-inch ratchet from Snap-on stretches out 17½ inches to readily reach into tight spots. That extra length also provides greater leverage. Combined

13. Cold saw slices through metal nearly 5 inches thick By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

13. Cold saw slices through metal Scotchman took the cold metal saw to a new level with the CPO 350, which features a double clamping and self-centering vise that provides burr-free cuts employing a…

14. Two-pound wrench with 30 pounds of torque By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

14. Two-pound wrench with 30 pounds of torque Measuring all of 11 inches long and weighing just over 2 pounds, Ingersoll Rand’s R1130 ratchet wrench offers up to 30 foot-pounds of torque. Features of the…

When it comes to leverage, more is usually better By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

When it comes to leverage, more is usually betterTo pull out stubborn nails, I could never get enough leverage with a mini crowbar. Then, I thought of something helpful: I took a regular-size crowbar and…

Spilled grain stays clean By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Spilled grain stays clean One of my old discarded truck tarps comes in handy when I load grain from the trailer to the grain bin. First, I spread out the tarp where the auger and grain deck will go. Then, I…

Keep livestock trailer quiet By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Keep livestock trailer quietUsing discarded carpeting simplifies the chore of bedding the floor of my livestock trailer. I cut pieces of used carpet 2 inches longer than the width of trailer for better fit…

Change dual tires By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Change dual tires    I made this device for changing sprayer tires from floaters in the spring to skinny tires in early summer. It fits on my pallet jack, so I’m able to safely carry either…

Layer a pair of waterproof gloves By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Layer a pair of waterproof glovesIn winter weather, it’s tough to keep my fingers from getting numb. Now, though, I have a solution. I’ve started putting a latex glove on over the top of my regular glove…

Yamaha Viking Cargo Bed Box and Bed Mat By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Yamaha Viking Cargo Bed Box and Bed Mat Keep your grinder, a pneumatic wrench, and any other tools in a handy toolbox in the cargo box. We chose the Yamaha Viking Cargo Bed Box because the n

Yamaha RAM Rubber Spotlight By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Yamaha RAM Rubber Spotlight Our accessorized Viking had two lighting options. The first was a Yamaha RAM Rubber Spotlight with a 70,000-candle power sealed-beam bulb in a durable, weather-resistant rubber hous

Kolpin 8.4-Inch LED Light Bar By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Kolpin 8.4-Inch LED Light Bar The Viking also had a Kolpin 8.4-inch LED light bar. The bar puts out 270 lumens of output per LED and optimizes the light spread and distance for increased visibility.

QuadBoss 3,500-Pound Winch with Synthetic Rope By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

QuadBoss 3,500-Pound Winch with Synthetic Rope UTVs are all-terrain, but they aren’t invincible. We added a Tucker Rocky QuadBoss Winch in case the Viking got stuck or needed to pull out another piece

Yamaha Viking Front Receiver Hitch and Heavy-Duty Brush Guard By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Yamaha Viking Front Receiver Hitch and Heavy-Duty Brush Guard A Viking Front Receiver Hitch allowed the use of standard 2-inch receiver hitch attachments. Sporting a heavy-duty brush guard, the Viking could ea

Seizmik Breakaway Side Mirrors By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Seizmik Breakaway Side Mirrors With the Air N Arc unit in the back of the Viking, it was difficult to see directly behind. Two Seizmik Breakaway Side Mirrors helped maneuver the UTV when backing up. P

Seizmik Rearview Mirror By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Seizmik Rearview Mirror For when there wasn’t cargo in the back of the Viking, we also added a Seizmik Rearview Mirror. Price: $39.95

Moose Full Folding Utility Vehicle Windshield By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Moose Full Folding Utility Vehicle Windshield The amount of air in the Viking cab was adjustable due to a Moose Full Folding Utility Vehicle Windshield. The windshield mounts to the roll bar using sta

Yamaha 12-Volt Accessory Plug and Receptacle Kit By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Yamaha 12-Volt Accessory Plug and Receptacle Kit While in the cab, a cell phone or a tablet could be powered up with a Yamaha 12-Volt Accessory Plug. Price: $40.99

QuadBoss ABT447 Tires and Governor Wheels By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

QuadBoss QBT447 Tires and Governor Wheels For the Viking, we chose four QuadBoss QBT447 tires with a tough six-ply bias construction and a ¾-inch tread depth that provided extra traction. The tires were matc

Yamaha Viking Chain Saw Mount and Bed Rail Accessory Mounts By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Yamaha Viking Chain Saw Mount and Bed Rail Accessory Mounts A dedicated chain saw mount makes a secure location to stow a chain saw. Bed rail accessory mounts were used to install the chain saw mount. Price: $

Yamaha Donation By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

To complete this project, Yamaha donated a Viking and a selection of Yamaha-brand accessories. The changes we made to the Viking can also be done to other brands of UTVs. Check your owner’s manual befo

Thank You By: 12/31/1969 @ 11:00pm

Thank you to Yamaha, Cedar Rapids Tire, Thunder Creek Equipment, Western Power Sports, Tucker Rocky, Parts Unlimited, and Kolpin for the equipment and accessory donations. Learn more about the UTV accessory…

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